Key Data

Spirit drinks remain one of the EU’s most valuable agri-food, 2/3 of which are Geographical Indications, impossible to delocalise

Every hour of every day, the sale abroad of high value, locally-rooted European spirits generates a positive net contribution of €1.3 million to the EU

Spirits exports by categories in 2017

Whiskies:   €4,512m (42%)

Cognac:     €3,199m (30%)

Liqueurs:   €1,051m (10%)

Gin:            €404m (4%)

Rum:          €130m (1%)

Others:      €561m (5%)

External trade: vital driver of growth for European distillers